EPiC database - Plasterboard - 10 mm

This material is part of the free Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) Database. The EPiC Database contains embodied environmental flow coefficients for 250+ construction materials using a comprehensive hybrid life cycle inventory approach.

Plasterboard, also known as gypsum board, is a wall and ceiling lining material manufactured from gypsum, water and paper. A gypsum-based plaster is sandwiched between two layers of paper. The plaster often contains a paper or fibreglass fibre as well as various additives. After the plaster sets it is then dried in a large drying chamber. It is then cured at high temperatures before being cut to size.

Plasterboard is used to provide a lining for internal walls and ceilings. A variety of product types are available, including acoustic-rated, fire-rated and moisture-resistant plasterboard. It is typically finished with paint once installed. It has a relatively low durability and is thus easily damaged, but can usually be repaired with gypsum plaster products. It comes in standard sizes, typically 1200 × 2400 mm, 1200 × 4800 mm and 1200 × 6000 mm and 10 or 13 mm thick. The 13 mm board is generally used in commercial applications due to its better durability and acoustic properties.